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Château-Raymond-Lafon Sauternes 1988

Château-Raymond-Lafon Sauternes 1988
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SKU 08599


The Sémillon vine variety provides the wine with its beautiful golden color, its clearness, its finesse, its vigor and its mellowness. As for the Sauvignon vine variety, it yields a superb, full-bodied and very flavorful wine that also has a lovely golden color.
Category Dessert Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Sauternes
Brand Château-Raymond-Lafon
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThis small estate continues to turn out remarkably rich, unctuously-textured, thick, powerful wines that brilliantly balance power and intensity with elegance and finesse. The 1988 offers the most refined aromatic profile and the tightest structure. All three wines share opulent, full-bodied, exotic, lavishly rich personalities, moderate sweetness (the 1990 is the sweetest), and huge quantities of extract, glycerin, and alcohol in their finishes. All three wines are also extremely young and unevolved. They can be drunk now, but purchasers are advised to wait until the turn of the century and enjoy them over the following two decades.

Robert Parker, April 1995
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorAttractively balanced and distinctively floral, lilac notes marrying nicely with the orange-peel, melon and honey flavors. Medium-to-full bodied. Drinkable now.

April 15, 1995